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1999 Currie Cup

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Countries  South Africa
Matches played  94
Runners-up  Sharks
1999 Currie Cup
Date  2 June – 9 September 1999
Champions  Golden Lions (9th title)

The 1999 Currie Cup was the 61st season of the Currie Cup, South Africa's premier domestic rugby union competition, since it started in 1889. The competition was known as the Bankfin Currie Cup for sponsorship reasons and was contested from 2 June to 9 September 1999.

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The competition was won by the Golden Lions for the ninth time in their history; they beat Sharks 32–9 in the final played on 9 September 1999.

Competition rules and information

There were fourteen participating teams in the 1999 Currie Cup. These teams played all the other teams once over the course of the season, either at home or away.

Teams received four points for a win and two points for a draw. Bonus points were awarded to teams that scored four or more tries in a game, as well as to teams that lost a match by seven points or less. Teams were ranked by log points, then points difference (points scored less points conceded). The top 4 teams qualified for the title play-offs. In the semi-finals, the team that finished first had home advantage against the team that finished fourth, while the team that finished second had home advantage against the team that finished third. The winners of these semi-finals advanced to the final, at the home venue of the higher-placed team.

Changes from 1998

There were name changes prior to this season:

  • Eastern Province were renamed the Mighty Elephants
  • Northern Free State were renamed the Griffons
  • Border were renamed the Border Bulldogs
  • Log

    The final log of the round-robin stage of the 1999 Currie Cup:

    Matches

    The following matches were played in the 1999 Currie Cup:

    Honours

    The honour roll for the 1999 Currie Cup was:

    References

    1999 Currie Cup Wikipedia


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